CST50 has set a goal to raise $13,000 to sponsor the housing and meals for 130 families for one day.
It cost approximately $100 per day, per family to stay at the housing facilities at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All families receive meal cards to use in Kay Kafe, the St. Jude cafeteria. Families who stay at St. Jude Target House or the Ronald McDonald House also receive grocery cards so they can shop and cook together as a family. And this is free for all families thanks to the generosity of the team at CST50 and other donors.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. St. Jude is ranked the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.